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Amos Chapman

Dewey County
Location: in Brumfield section of Seiling Cemetery
Material: Aluminum
Topics: American Indians, Military, Territorial Period 1861–1907, Government, Westward Expansion 1803–1861

Amos Chapman was a famous civilian American Indian scout employed by the US Army. He was one of only five survivors of the Buffalo Wallow Fight in 1874, an action that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. Chapman later married Mary Longneck, the daughter of a Cheyenne chief.

California Road

Dewey County
Location: on OK-34, two miles north of Leedy

Part of the road west to California first used by gold seekers in 1849 can be seen at this site.

Carry A. Nation

Dewey County
Location: on US-183 south of intersection with US-60
Coordinates: 36.140223, -98.955791
Sponsored by: Oklahoma Historical Society
Material: Aluminum
Topics: Settlement Patterns, Social/Cultural, Family/Household

Carry Nation and her husband David lived in a log cabin on this site after the opening of the Cheyenne-Arapaho lands in 1892. After moving to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in 1899, Nation began her famous crusade against liquor, including using a hatchet to smash saloons.

Dodge City Trail

Dewey County
Location: on US-60, five miles west of Vici
Material: Aluminum
Topics: Ranching, Transportation, Territorial Period 1861–1907

From 1874 to 1893, millions of cattle and horses were driven from Texas through what became western Oklahoma over the westernmost of the famous cattle trails. The Dodge City Trail crossed the Red River and Doan's Crossing in Jackson County and continued north to Dodge City, Kansas. A series of markers throughout Oklahoma preserve the memory of the trail.

Great Western Trail

Dewey County
Location: on US-60, five miles west of Vici
Material: Granite

See Dodge City Trail.

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